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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Adventure India : Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Sailing and Windsurfing - 21

Scuba Diving:

Scuba diving is swimming underwater, or taking part in another activity, while using a scuba set. By carrying a source of breathing gas (usually compressed air), the scuba diver is able to stay underwater longer than with the simple breath-holding techniques used in snorkeling and free-diving, and is not hindered by air lines to a remote air source. The scuba diver typically swims underwater by using fins attached to the feet. However, some divers also move around with the assistance of a DPV (diver propulsion vehicle), commonly called a "scooter", or by using surface-tethered devices called sleds pulled by a boat.

India offers unlimited possibilities to scuba diving buffs at affordable prices. The coral reefs and pristine blue lagoons of Lakshadweep and Andaman islands are the ideal location to head for scuba diving. Facilities exist at the Andaman Beach Resort, Bay Island at Port Blair and the Bangaram Beach Resort in the Lakshadweep, which has some of the best diving sports in the world. Lacadives, located as the Kadmat Island Resort, is the only diving school of its kind for beginners.

Snorkelling:

Snorkeling is the practice of swimming at the surface of a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swim fins. In cooler waters, a wet suit may also be worn. Combining these tools allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.

Best Time : November to April

Sailing and Windsurfing:

The yearly Kingfisher Sea Bird race from Mumbai to Goa has become a major sailing event. The Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Colaba Sailing Club, Secunderabad Sailing Club and Chandigarh Sailing Club are main centres whre one can learn sailing.

Windsurfing is now so popular that most good seaside resorts offer it. Winter months are best for amaterurs as the wind remains for windsurfing, like Pawna, Panshet, Mulshi and Khadakvasla. Equipment is available at the Khadkvasla lake. The lagoons at Lakshadweep are excellent for windsurfing.

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